12 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

ANKARA: Twelve Syrian refugees together with 5 youngsters drowned and 3 have been lacking after a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast on Friday, native media reported.
The our bodies of the dead, additionally together with two ladies, have been found out alongside the shore within the western province of Aydin, the personal Dogan information company reported. Seven others have been picked up alive, the company stated, including that every one of the ones on board have been Syrian refugees.
The boat capsized after robust waves and winds, Dogan reported, as it used to be almost definitely making an attempt to succeed in the Greek island of Samos. Two Turkish suspected people-smugglers who were at the boat have been additionally detained, the company added.
The deaths come not up to every week after the primary anniversary of an EU-Turkey settlement to halt migrant arrivals in Europe, which has sharply decreased the choice of crossings to the bloc from Turkey.
But Ankara has raised alarms in Brussels via threatening in fresh weeks to scrap the settlement, which got here into drive after an estimated 1.26 million migrants reached Europe in 2015.

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